Mr. M. McNamara, N.S.W. Secretary of the Builders’ Laborers’ Federation agreed with Mr. Marsh that there should be no discrimination against the Communist Party which was a legal party. “As a member of another political party,” he said, “I believe that attacks upon the democratic rights of any section of the Australian people must be vigorously opposed by all
sections of the labor movement. Mr. It, Scott, assistant Federal secretary of the Boilermakers’ Society said that unless this antidemocratic action of the- Government were opposed other sections of the labor movement could be affected. At a meeting in the Atlas Club in Sydney last Sunday 300 Greek workers protested against the ban on international delegates. The Eureka Youth League has protested to the Menzies Government about the bans on both Communist and youth delegates.
Greek, British, and Australian flags decorated the Paddington Town Hall last night, when a cabaret dance, organised by the Greek Athletic League, Atlas, was held to augment me new
H.M.A.S. Sydney fund. The Consul-General for Greece (Dr. Vrisakis) was welcomed by committee members, who all wore the Greek national costume. They included the president, Mr. J. Mitsos, the hon. secretary, Mr. N. Macris, and Mr. S. Velof. During the evening tickets were sold in a competition, for which the prize was a painting depicting the now historic engagement of H.M.A.S. Sydney with the Italian warship Bartolomeo Colieoni. A display of their national dances was given by members of the Greek community.